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John Riley Shepherd
and Nancy Wells

John Riley Shepherd b abt 1801 NC d 18 Oct 1877 Owsley Co KY; s/o William C Theist Shepherd and Elvira Lewis. John Riley Shepherd m. abt 1820 to Nancy Wells b abt 1802 VA d abt 1861; d/o Thomas Wells and Rebecca Blevins. Children of John Riley Shepherd and Nancy Wells;

1. Henderson Shepherd b abt 1822 NC; m. Louisa Joseph b abt 1825 KY; d/o Clemon Joseph and Elizabeth Hilton.

2. Alfred Shepherd b 1826 VA

3. William Shepherd b abt 1831; m. 1851 KY to Rebecca Maggard b 1832 Letcher Co KY; d/o Henry Maggard and Elizabeth Parker.

4. Rebecca Jane Shepherd b 1830 Lee Co VA d 8 Jun 1891 Bold Camp, Wise Co VA; m. 8 Oct 1844 Letcher Co KY to William H Boggs b 1823 Lee Co VA d 18 Jul 1853 Russell Co VA; s/o Elijah Eli Boggs and Mary Tabitha Pennington. Rebecca Jane Shepherd m. 1 Feb 1855 Letcher Co KY to Wilson Bacon Mullins b 12 Apr 1824 KY d 4 Nov 1892 Bold Camp, Wise Co VA; s/o David Spotted Dave Mullins and Virginia Jane Short.

5. Phoebe Shepherd b 1832 Lee Co VA d 10 Dec 1884 Wise Co VA; m. abt 1848 Lee Co VA to James Boggs b 1828 Lee Co VA d 23 Nov 1884 Wise Co VA; s/o Elijah Eli Boggs and Sarah Eldridge

6. Mahala Shepherd b abt 1834

7. Thomas Shepherd b 1835 Wise Co VA d 1861 Wise Co VA; m. 28 Nov 1861 Wise Co VA to Lucinda Adams b 1842 Letcher Co KY; d/o Moses Adams and Rebecca Hall.

8. Elizabeth Shepherd b abt 1838

9. Riley Shepherd b 1842 Lee Co VA d 19 Aug 1924 Owsley Co KY; m. abt 1866 Owsley Co KY to Nancy Jane Morris b 1850 Owsley Co KY d 1938. Children of Riley Shepherd and Nancy Jane Morris; i. Sarah Elizabeth Shepherd b 1868 KY ii. Emily Bell Shepherd b 1871 KY iii. U S Grant Shepherd b 1874 KY iv. Martha Ellen Shepherd b 1876 KY v. Mary Ann Shepherd b 1878 KY vi. Rebecca Jane Shepherd b 1881 KY vii. Jesse Kimber Shepherd b 1883 KY viii. Rhoda M Shepherd b 1886 KY ix. Ora Mae Shepherd b 1891 KY

10. Andrew Jackson Shepherd b 1844 VA d 1928; m. Martha Ann Morris b 1852 KY d 1934. Children of Andrew Jackson Shepherd and Martha Ann Morris; i. William Robert Shepherd b 1872 KY ii. Hardin Mathias Shepherd b 1874 KY iii. Riley Shepherd b 1876 KY iv. Sarah Elizabeth Shepherd b 1878 v. Mary Margaret Shepherd b 1886 KY vi. Charles Nathan Shepherd b 1888 KY vii. Nannie Rose Shepherd b 1892 KY

11. Mathias Silas Shepherd b 1846 VA d 1933; m. Nancy Minter b 1852. Children of Mathias Silas Shepherd and Nancy Minter; i. Elizabeth S Shepherd b 1876 KY ii. Brown B Shepherd b 1878 KY iii. Henry C Shepherd b 1880 KY iv. Wayne Shepherd b 1880 KY v. William Shepherd b 1882 KY vi. Andrew Shepherd b 1884 vii. Mattie V Shepherd b 1885 KY viii. Nannie Shepherd b 1888 KY ix. Etta Shepherd b 1890 x. Maybelle Shepherd b 1892 KY xi. James Wilson Shepherd b 1893 KY

12. Ann Shepherd b 1847 VA


John Riley Shepherd
and Elizabeth Baker

John Riley Shepherd b 1796 NC d 18 Oct 1877 Owsley Co KY; m. Elizabeth Baker b 1818 Pales Creek, Perry Co KY d 10 Dec 1910; d/o John Jackson Baker and Mary Campbell. Child of John Riley Shepherd and Elizabeth Baker;

1. Wilson Baker Shepherd b ? Perry Co Ky d Aug 1900 Leslie Co KY


1860 Wise Co VA Census
509 Shepherd, John R 59 M Farmer NC
509 Shepherd, Nancy 58 F Housekeeper VA
509 Shepherd, Thomas 24 M Farm Hand VA
509 Shepherd, Riley 18 M Farm Hand VA
509 Shepherd, Andrew 17 M Farm Hand VA
509 Shepherd, Silas 14 M VA
509 Shepherd, Becca 12 F VA
509 Joseph, George 14 M VA


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